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Fran Moore

[photo] Fran Moore headshot
Title:PhD Candidate
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Research Lab:Lobell Laboratory

Fran is interested in understanding and characterizing the uncertainty in climate change impacts driven by uncertainty over the adaptive responses of individuals and communities. She is focusing particularly on impacts in agriculture and hopes to use complex systems techniques to model the autonomous adaptations of farmers.


    • 2010 | Master of Environmental Science, Global Change Science and Policy, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
    • 2006 | Bachelor of Arts, Earth and Planetary Science, summa cum laude, Harvard University

Professional Experience

    • 2007 - 2008 | Staff Researcher The Earth Policy Institute
    • 2006 - 2007 | Research Associate Climate Institute

Honors & Awards

    • 2010 - Present | National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
    • 2009 - 2010 | Switzer Foundation Fellow


    • in press * | Frances C. Moore, in press. “Negotiating Adaptation: Norm Selection and Hybridization in International Climate Negotiations,” Global Environmental Politics
    • 2011 * | Frances C. Moore, 2011. “Costing Adaptation: Revealing Tensions in the Normative Basis of Adaptation Policy in Adaptation Cost Estimates”, Journal of Science, Technology and Human Values, advance online publication, doi:10.1177/0162243911402364
    • 2011 | Frances C. Moore, 2011. “Toppling the Tripod: Sustainable Development, Constructive Ambiguity and the Environmental Challenge”, Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development, 5, vol. 1, 141-150.
    • 2011 | Frances C. Moore and Michael C. MacCracken, 2011. “Short-Lived Greenhouse Gases and Climate Fairness”, in China’s Responsibility for Climate Change: Ethics, Fairness and Environmental Policy, Paul G. Harris, ed., Bristol, UK: The Policy Press, pp 145-170.
    • 2010 * | Frances C. Moore, 2010. ‘Doing Adaptation: The Construction of Adaptive Capacity and its Function in the International Climate Negotiations,’ St Antony’s International Review, 6 vol. 2, 66-88.
    • 2009 * | Frances C. Moore, 2009. ‘Climate Change and Air Pollution: Exploring the Synergies and Potential for Mitigation in Developing Countries,’ Sustainability, 1, 43-54.
    • 2009 * | Frances C. Moore and Michael C. MacCracken, 2009. ‘Lifetime-Leveraging: An Approach to Achieving International Agreement and Effective Climate Protection Using Mitigation of Short-Lived Greenhouse Gases,’ International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, 1, 42-62.
    • 2009 | Frances C. Moore, 2009. ‘Reassessing Responsibility’ in How Does Black Carbon Change the Climate Debate?, Climate Alert 19, vol. 4, 10-11.
    • 2008 | Michael C. MacCracken, Frances Moore, and John C. Topping, Jr., eds., Sudden and Disruptive Climate Change: Estimating the Real Risks and How We Can Avoid Them, London: Earthscan Publications, 2008.

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